Lexington holds off White Knoll in wrestling
In one of the closest wrestling matches in years between crosstown rivals White Knoll and Lexington, the Wildcats came out on top 39-34 on Wednesday.
It came down to the final contest won by Chance Kilclose to decide the Region 5-5A matchup. The Wildcats came away with 3 pins, one major decision, two minor decisions, one tech fall and a forfeit, while the Timberwolves notched 5 pins and one major decision.
Brady Leaphart topped Cole Banks 3-0 in the 152-pound class. Isaac Manning pinned Dom Caldwell in the 160-pound class, Will Frazier beat Cam Drake in a contentious matchup at the 170-pound class and Evan Clark pinned Braxton Simon to cap an early run of Lexington victories.
The Timberwolves got in the win column with Ty Shealy in the 195-pound class pinning Grady Johnson, then dropped another in the 220-pound class as Thomas Backus fell to Lexington's Torryn Hicks. White Knoll's Charles Rice pinned Noah Boozer in the 106-pound class and Michael Bart of Lexington fell to Nolan Shannon in the 113-pound class.
Zach Couture of Lexington topped Chris Kirk, but Quinten Dodd of White Knoll came back to win over Griffin Kessler and start the Timberwolves’ late run. This continued with wins from Jason Gray and Jared Hudson, before Kilclose closed out the win for Lexington.
The Wildcats head to Homer, Ga. for the D. Marlowe Invitational on Saturday, while White Knoll will compete in the Airport Duals.